Fayette County

Nathan Dean Brennan of Peachtree City

Our wonderful miracle baby, Nathan Dean Brennan, went to be with our Lord on Aug. 8, 2011.

He is survived by his parents, James and Samara Brennan; grandparents, Tim and Doreen Callahan, Paul and Julie Noce, and Les and Mary Lou Brennan; sister, Arlene Hastings, uncles, Leslie Brennan, Matthew Brennan, Alex Noce; Aunts/Uncles Crystal and Stephen Johnson, Terry and Allen Cabarubio. Read More»

Brigadier General Ralph Murray Jerome, 90, of Peachtree City

Brigadier General Ralph Murray Jerome

Brigadier General Ralph Murray Jerome had retired from the blue skies of his airplanes, the sparkling sea of his yachts, the ski slopes of Colorado and the golf courses of Peachtree City, Ga., and on Aug. 7, 2011, in Peachtree City, Fayette County, Ga., he retired a final time to heaven. Read More»

Rick Ryckeley to discuss first book at PTC Library, Sept. 10

The Friends of the Peachtree City Library are honored to present Rick Ryckeley, The Wife, and The Boy in the first ever event featuring the entire family, on September 10, at 1 p.m.

Rick will read from and discuss his book, “Musings from a Cluttered Mind.” The book is a compilation of his columns in “The Citizen” newspaper plus an introduction to each article. Read More»

Mrs. Anna C. Millhorn, 77, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Anna C. Millhorn, age 77, of Fayetteville, passed away on August 16, 2011.

She was born on April 23, 1934 to the late Worley and Lillian Millard of Mendota, Virginia. Read More»

Fayette changes public comment to require advance signup

Citizens wishing to address the Fayette County Commission at either of its two regular meetings will have to sign up just prior to the meeting.

That was one of the biggest changes in the new meeting rules adopted by the commission at its Aug. 11 meeting.

Some citizens had urged the commission to ditch the signup requirement because it would hamper those who might show up after the 7 p.m. meeting start due to metro Atlanta traffic. Read More»

Fayette schools to try letting kids use smart phones to study — in class

Will smart phones still be fun if kids have to use them for learning school lessons?

That question will be answered locally as the Fayette County Board of Education has given the initial go-ahead to develop a pilot program that would allow students to use their own personal electronic devices to supplement educational opportunities in the classroom.

The Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiative described at the Aug. 1 meeting by Technology Services Director Curt Cearley is one that uses any technology device that a student brings to school to assist in learning. Read More»

Fayette enrollment drops another school’s worth of students

Compared to last year, 601 fewer kids show up for 1st day of school in Fayette; 4th straight year of declining numbers Read More»

4-year resident Dienhart announces run to fix PTC Council rancor

A single father of four is the first person to throw his hat in the ring for the Peachtree City Council election in November.

George Dienhart, 44, will seek the Post 2 council seat currently held by Doug Sturbaum.

The recent rancor among city council members actually spurred Dienhart to run for office, he said.

“It seems the council is blowing apart at the seams and doesn’t have the capacity to work together,” Dienhart said in an interview. “It’s giving our city a bad name.” Read More»

UPDATED: ‘If you move this SPLOST, then move all SPLOST votes’

UPDATED: ‘If you move this SPLOST, then move all SPLOST votes’

UPDATED for print Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 — Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown has joined a chorus of local Tea Party voices hoping to influence a suggestion that the regional transportation sales tax referendum be moved to the general election in November. Read More»

Fayette deputy ruled at fault in crash that injured 2 people

A Fayette County Sheriff’s deputy involved in a June 21 collision with a vehicle at Ga. Highway 314 and White Oak Way in Fayetteville while responding to a report of a possible shooting was found by state and county traffic investigators to be at fault in the causing the accident. Read More»

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